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Greenhouse cucumber production has been challenged in many regions as hot weather hits key growing areas around the world. Even in Canada, it has been very warm, affecting both volume as well as quality. However, suppliers hope that this disruption will be short-lived as the next crop of greenhouse cucumbers.....


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Hard work is being done in and around the new Lans' greenhouse in Dinteloord, the Netherlands. Truckloads full of building materials are coming and going and excavators are going to and fro. Erwin van der Lans: "The greenhouse seems finished, but a lot of materials still have to be installed." Being the.....


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Plastic films in the vegetable rack are not unusual these days. But a photo of a French vegetable rack has led to great indignation and disbelief among European consumers. The photo shows halved tomatoes in plastic for 3.20 euros, and a refrigerated shelf with packaged fruits and vegetables. Critics are.....


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In my PhD thesis, I focused on what the first advocates of free trade, John Locke and Hugo Grotius, meant by the word ‘free’. At that time the Catholic church regulated international trade; the English, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese fought wars about international trade routes.by Jan Willem van der.....


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Illumitex recognizes the importance of Canada to the science and business of Controlled Environment Agriculture. As such, the company has created a subsidiary to increase access to Canadian innovation of new large-scale greenhouse technologies and crops.To further personalize the support the Canadian.....


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Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV) are whitefly-transmitted criniviruses in the family Closteroviridae. Both viruses can have serious, yield-reducing effects upon tomato production if suitable control is not administered. Recent outbreaks in other countries.....


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Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency is proposing to cancel all outdoor uses ofclothianidin and thiamethoxam. According to Health Canada, the two neonicotinoid pesticides are being measured at levels that are harmful to aquatic insects."Protecting the health and safety of Canadians and their.....


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Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, will bring together growers, researchers and industry partners to teach, learn, and network. Exhibitors from around the world will be on the trade show floor promoting their newest products and technology.The comprehensive speakers.....


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A local man’s tomato garden has gained a lot of attention from community members recently, that’s because it has several 10 feet tall tomato plants. The average tomato plant ranges from 3 to 5 feet tall. David Guyle said he’s been gardening almost all his life and has never seen anything quite like this......


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While larger industries grab most of the headlines (with good reason) they do not portray the full New Zealand story of a developed economy in action. The NZIER in a report to Tomatoes NZ and Vegetables NZ set out to illustrate their impact on the New Zealand economy of covered crops by providing estimates.....


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Due to the increasing demand for On the way to PlanetProof certification abroad, an English version of the certification scheme On the way to PlanetProof Plant products is published. Certification based on this scheme is possible in the Netherlands and other Central European countries as defined by the EU.....


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'Energy in Agriculture 2018' is set to take place on Tuesday, 21 August at Gurteen College and the timing is just right for farmers trying to reduce costs in what has been a difficult year as well as those considering diversification into renewable energy projects and boosting profitability on their.....


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Tom Astor, from Woodstock, produces usually-imported greens at his aquaponics farm in a small rented barn in Sandford St Martin, near Chipping Norton. Mr Astor admits he started from ‘a knowledge base of zero’ when he began building the farm last July, but the 31-year-old is a quick learner.Since then, he.....


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Full Harvest, a marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise go to waste, has closed an $8.5 million Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. New investors Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Rent the Runway Founder Jenny Fleiss, Jon Scherr (CircleUp) and Adam Zeplain of Mark.vc, as well as previous.....


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In the first half of 2018 Rabobank posted a net profit of EUR 1,698 million, 12% more than in the first half of 2017. This result was underpinned by favorable economic conditions, which contributed to a net release in impairment charges. Income remained more or less stable and costs fell causing the.....


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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has made some changes to his cabinet including new ministers of agriculture and highways.David Marit takes over agriculture after serving in the highways and infrastructure ministry.Marit replaces Lyle Stewart, who stepped down last week after being diagnosed with colon.....


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Ontario field pepper growers are feeling the dry season. “The conditions have been dry and we’ve also had above-average temperatures,” says Jim Veri of Exeter Produce in Exeter, Ont. “The quality is quite good given it’s been dry but the yield has been down.” Veri estimates the supply is down roughly 30.....


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Last year, Macedonia exported tomatoes amounting to $17.1 million. This is 0.2% of the worldwide exports. In the watermelon sector, exports reached $2.9 million.Macedonia imported tomatoes amounting to $2.9 million, which is 0.03% of worldwide imports. According to World's Top Exports, top tomatoes exporting.....


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Little importance has been given to the role of natural mortality factors (biotic and abiotic) in the regulation of tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) populations. A new study determined the action of mortality factors on T. absoluta populations infesting cultivated tomato crops......


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Kelvin Remen, policy and advocacy manager at the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), revealed that more than 500 fruit and vegetable growers have benefited from the online system that enables farmers to access market information through mobile phones.Under the system vegetable, fruit and spices.....


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Plants are attacked by a multitude of pathogens and pests, some of which cause epidemics that threaten food security. Yet a fundamental concept in plant pathology is that most plants are actively resistant to most pathogens and pests. Plants fend off their innumerable biotic foes primarily through innate.....


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Commodity mixes differ by farm size. For example, hogs and poultry accounted for 29 percent of the production of small farms in 2016, a much greater share than in other size classes. Small farms typically raise the animals for processors under contracts, which reduces price risks and allows them access to.....


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Florida and Mexico are having a food fight over tomatoes and other fresh produce. The question is: will California and Washington growers get caught in the crossfire?That’s one question that keeps swirling around during the final negotiations between the Trump administration and Mexico on a revamped North.....


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In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world’s biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with “edited” DNA.Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded by a genetics professor,.....


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The recently released Australia's Health 2018 report found more than 99 percent of children and 96 percent of adults don’t eat the recommended intake of five serves of vegetables a day. Further research also found that 7.8 million deaths across the globe have been attributed to low intake of vegetables.The.....


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Smart Cannabis has begun installation of greenhouse equipment at a property permitted to grow cannabis in Yolo County. The contract with CompassLeaf is being fulfilled by SCNA subsidiary, Next Generation Farming, and the deposit has been received.The project involves installation and retrofitting of eight,.....


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As Canada prepares to legalize recreational pot, “everybody is jockeying for position leading up to Oct. 17,” said the spokesman for a Leamington pot producer being eyed for takeover by a Toronto-based medical marijuana producer and distributor.Emblem Corp., headquartered in Toronto but with production.....


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This year’s conference will feature three key educational tracks covering production input, plug and cutting principles, and problem management.

The post AmericanHort’s Plug & Cutting Conference Returns This September appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:34 am

Are you new in the business of growing greenhouse vegetables? Or, are you just thinking about getting started? […]

The post Ways to Avoid Beginner Mistakes in the Greenhouse appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 15 August 2018 | 9:34 am

Year after year, there are reports of greenhouses and crops that have been severely damaged by hurricanes. Preparation ahead of time can minimize the damage to your greenhouse and, more importantly, the crop below it.

The post How to Prepare Your Greenhouse for Hurricane Season appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 14 August 2018 | 6:06 am

The segment will explore recent breakthroughs in plant breeding and showcases the dedicated team behind PanAmerican Seed’s flowers and vegetables.

The post “American Farmer” TV Series Will Shine Light on PanAmerican Seed appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 13 August 2018 | 12:56 pm

The specialty crop market is wracked by unprecedented change: labor scarcity, water shortages, pressing demands for increased quality […]

The post 5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Growing Innovations appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 13 August 2018 | 6:12 am

The state of the horticulture industry keynote presentation at Cultivate’18 offered a mixed outlook, one that could be altered significantly by the mid-term elections.

The post State of the Horticulture Industry: Uncertainty, But Hope for a Strong Future appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 12 August 2018 | 8:38 am

AmericanHort and the Western Nursery and Landscape Association are presenting a webinar in August that will provide guidance for immigration law compliance.

The post A Chance for Growers to Prepare for I-9 Compliance appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 11 August 2018 | 6:44 am

Record cold, wet weather in early spring caused headaches for growers across the country, but winter-weary consumers were eager to buy, and May and June sales made the season a success.

The post Spring Crops Recap 2018: Spring Season Redeemed After Rough Start appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 10 August 2018 | 6:00 am

With increased costs, razor-thin margins, and increased competition, nobody can afford to do things the way they’ve always been done for the sake of tradition or just plain being obstinate. Keeping the blinders on will drive your employees away and force you out of business.

The post Is Your Greenhouse Operation Ripe for Disruption? Here’s How to Keep Moving Forward appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 9 August 2018 | 11:25 am

An upcoming webinar will educate greenhouse growers on how to achieve higher yields and crop quality with light control.

The post Webinar Will Address How Greenhouse Lighting Can Improve Plant Quality appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.



Posted on 8 August 2018 | 9:32 am

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